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      10-15-2016 12:31 PM #1
      So about once a day for the last week when I'm on my iPhone for some reason vortex just exits out of safari and tries to open up the AppStore.

      I use a shortcut to the mk7 forums, and after about 5 seconds on the page the phone will open the App Store with a weird heading up at the tab. Sometimes safari is still open and has a weird heading at the top.

      Only happens in the vortex forums no other site. Cant duplicate the issue with any other website I visit.

      Anyone else? I close out the page before anything opens in the AppStore.

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      10-18-2016 01:25 PM #2
      Anyone else seeing this?
      -Philip

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      12-24-2016 08:44 AM #3
      This is a problem caused by unscrupulous ad servers. The vortex isn't directly responsible. However, I think the vortex needs to have a chat with its ad people. It has gotten really bad as of late.

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      01-05-2017 08:35 PM #4
      I'm getting hijacked constantly on here the last two days. It's beyond annoying. Any clue who to contact about this? Cleared my cache etc.
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      01-06-2017 11:46 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by proclam View Post
      I'm getting hijacked constantly on here the last two days. It's beyond annoying. Any clue who to contact about this? Cleared my cache etc.
      Can you sent me a pm with the browser you are using, your OS and if you are on mobile or not. If you have the URL for where you are being redirected to as well please. I need to report this to our ad traffic team.
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      01-11-2017 06:12 AM #6
      I'm getting lots of redirects to the App Store to random spam game apps etc safari on iOS 10.2 getting really annoying. Can't read or open threads without it happening.

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      01-12-2017 01:53 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Blade3562 View Post
      I'm getting lots of redirects to the App Store to random spam game apps etc safari on iOS 10.2 getting really annoying. Can't read or open threads without it happening.
      Can you get me the link to where it is redirecting?
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      01-15-2017 11:16 PM #8
      iPhone 7+ iOS 10.2. Always redirects me to the iPhone Ap store, random applications, haven't noticed a pattern. I didn't know you replied sorry. I'll try and catch a link next time.


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      01-16-2017 12:20 PM #9
      Thanks! A link would be very much appreciated.
      -Philip

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      02-14-2017 08:36 PM #10
      It's back the last time it fixed itself. I'll do my best to get a screen grab or link. Is there a way to post the URL/coding in a reply without it causing a redirect?

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      02-15-2017 10:41 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Blade3562 View Post
      It's back the last time it fixed itself. I'll do my best to get a screen grab or link. Is there a way to post the URL/coding in a reply without it causing a redirect?
      Please do! I will expedite the info to our ad traffic team as soon as you can get me more info.
      -Philip

    12. 02-23-2017 09:33 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Blade3562 View Post
      It's back the last time it fixed itself. I'll do my best to get a screen grab or link. Is there a way to post the URL/coding in a reply without it causing a redirect?
      I will concur it is back and been doing this all day

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      03-07-2017 02:00 AM #13
      This happens to me all the time when I'm browsing with my iPhone. Seems to happen whenever the banner ad for the "8 Pool" billiards game is displayed. I get a pop up that tries to redirect me to the App Store.

      I have an iPhone 7 and I'm running iOS 10.2.1
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      03-07-2017 02:19 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Bucktown80 View Post
      This happens to me all the time when I'm browsing with my iPhone. Seems to happen whenever the banner ad for the "8 Pool" billiards game is displayed. I get a pop up that tries to redirect me to the App Store.

      I have an iPhone 7 and I'm running iOS 10.2.1
      Could you also get the url you are being redirected to? I need to get this to our add traffic team to get this reported and blocked.
      -Philip

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      03-07-2017 03:16 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Philip-AG View Post
      Could you also get the url you are being redirected to? I need to get this to our add traffic team to get this reported and blocked.
      -Philip
      Here is the loooooong url I see when I get the redirect pop-up:

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      And here's a screenshot:
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      03-07-2017 06:23 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Bucktown80 View Post
      Here is the loooooong url I see when I get the redirect pop-up:

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      And here's a screenshot:
      Thanks! I know this is a pain but it will hopefully get kicked to the curb now finally.
      -Philip

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